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Casio Men's MQ24/7B Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and Black Resin Strap
Casio Men's MQ24/7B Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and Black Resin Strap
Offered by BubblePros Limited
Price: £5.35

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No complaints so far., 21 Mar. 2011
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I recently bought this watch based on its price and simple effective design. No complaints so far. The watch is so light you have to check that you're wearing it. 5 stars.

QBD Gents Waterproof Watch With EL Night Sight - Nylon/Canvas Military Army Strap (Black)
QBD Gents Waterproof Watch With EL Night Sight - Nylon/Canvas Military Army Strap (Black)

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware - poor product, 21 Mar. 2011
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I purchased this watch recently based on price and appearance.
Plus points
1. Low price
2. Large easy to read face
3. Overall design.
Negative points
1. Strap securing pin broke within days.
2. Strap holes not easy to locate
3. Not luminous despite green effect.
I give the watch 3 stars due to the strap problems which I fixed myself.
Update: the second hand detached after one month from purchase. So revised from 3 to 1 star recommendation.
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Sexy Beast [DVD] [2000]
Sexy Beast [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Ray Winstone
Offered by wantitcheaper
Price: £3.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Get hold of a DVD copy by any means and watch it now., 27 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Sexy Beast [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
If not already a fan of the films main actors or Brit gangster flicks you will be after watching this. You get power driven performances by Ben Kingsley in particular, Ray Winstone and Ian Mc Shane that once seen are not easily forgotten. The music and at times mesmeric dialogue highlight the world of the British gangster at rest in Spain, at work in London and at play in the corrupt world of high finance. So my advice is simple: get hold of a DVD copy by any means and watch it now!

Villain [DVD]
Villain [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Burton
Price: £7.99

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but worth watching, 11 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: Villain [DVD] (DVD)
I'm a big Burton fan but I can only give Villain a 3 star recommendation. On the plus side Villains theme, location, action and dialogue are a signpost to later T.V icon series 'The Sweeney' and the modern Brit gangster genre. I also tip my hat to the convincing cast, writers and director. Nevertheless for me Vic Dakin the main gangster character required a younger Burton in his Mark Anthony prime to affect a more menacing physicality; much like Oliver Reed achieves in a similar role in `Sitting Target'. Coincidently Ian McShane alternatively plays with aplomb the main mans shag and side kick in both movies. That the Sweeney series in particular is the improved step child of Villain in terms of direction and development is fame enough. Yet Villain in itself remains a disjointed work in progress, rather than the finished article. Flawed but worth watching.

Get Carter [1971] [DVD]
Get Carter [1971] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Caine
Price: £3.89

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is how gangster movies should be made...., 11 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Get Carter [1971] [DVD] (DVD)
Michael Cain is unforgettable as Jack Carter, a London based villain who returns home for his brothers' funeral in Newcastle and unravels the dubious circumstances behind his death. Carter follows a trail that leads him into a twilight world of Northern gangsters, porn victims and rackmanesque businessmen played by familiar but now deceased faces. Not least is the urbane, salacious and sinister gangster Kinear operating out of a stately home and memorably played by John Osborne in awesome form. The gangster's dialogue and humour is direct and as compelling as Carters shotgun. Whilst the directors use of long camera angles from the outset adds a visual kick to Carters detached, stark and singular journey of revenge. The soundtrack is effectively sparse by modern day standards and most notable during Carters train journey up north to Newcastle. This is Cain at his most convincing as he uses his London working class background to dramatic effect in this hard man role. Get Carter is a genuine milestone in British gangster movies.

Rail Kings [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Rail Kings [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by Newtownvideo_EU
Price: £5.55

2.0 out of 5 stars Watchable but forgettable., 7 Jan. 2011
Rail Kings revolves around the search for justice by a rich man's feckless son suspected of the murder of his parents. Good box car scenery apart, this is a B movie special rather than an A train ride, with no name actors apart from a cameo appearance by Ernest Borgine of the incomparable hobo movie `Emperor of the North'. There are grounds here for a more engaging road/train to personal redemption movie to break out, beyond the base banality and obscure direction on show here. I watched Rail Kings on U Tube, so I can't comment on the DVD format. Its watchable but forgettable.

The Mckenzie Break [DVD]
The Mckenzie Break [DVD]
Dvd ~ Brian Keith
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.75

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best POW movie ever, 25 Nov. 2010
This review is from: The Mckenzie Break [DVD] (DVD)
A criminally underrated and relatively unknown POW escape classic with a twist. This time it's the Germans who are attempting to escape from a British POW camp set in a lonely part of Scotland during World War 2. Helmut Griem is wholly convincing as the fanatical U boat commander, effectively controlling the camp and the escape with a murderous iron authority. In contrast a seemingly bemused yet alert Captain and Irish charmer (Brian Keith) is sent to the camp by British intelligence to restore authority and thwart his plans. The POWs game of cat and mouse with the camp authorities is enhanced by taught direction and attention to period detail throughout. The cinematography of the dark camp, lonely Scottish villages and expansive coastal scenery is memorable and adds to the escape drama. And who can forget the reverberating German marching song (Erika) sang by the prisoners at the start of the movie. Easily the most convincing, intelligent and engaging POW movie I've seen. 5 stars.

The Sting (Special Edition) [DVD]
The Sting (Special Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Paul Newman

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All time cinema classic, 16 July 2010
The Sting revolves around an elaborate con trick or sting, by a stella cast of varied hustlers lead by Newman and Redford in another memorable cinematic partnership. The con tricks victim or mark is a murderous Chicago crime boss played by the never less than awesome or deadly Robert Shaw. Set in the depression era of 1930s Chicago USA, with its contrasts of wealth, poverty, petty and organised crime, the movies scenes are distinctively partitioned and introduced in storyboard retro fashion as the con trick develops. Marvin Hamlisch punctuates each scene with a piano ragtime sound track that has become a timeless classic in itself. Winner of many awards including best supporting actress by Eileen Brenan as Newman's girlfriend and cathouse owner, the sting is popular cinema as it should be. Newman said he wanted to make more movies like this with Redford but couldn't find an equally good script! The Sting hits the mark in every sense. A 5 star treat.

Hustle [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Hustle [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by M and N Media US
Price: £64.43

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real hustle, 5 July 2010
Hustle' stars Burt Reynolds in his post deliverance prime along with a great supporting cast, not least Catherine Deneuve who plays his girlfriend by choice and hooker by profession. Reynolds is a jaded detective who investigates the death of a poor man's daughter whose father played by a bemused Ben Johnson seeks truth and justice in an uncaring world. Along the way the outwardly traditional detective/murder plot and Reynolds unconventional professional and personal relationships, morph into a parallel critique of crime and corruption in contemporary USA society. `Hustle' has the classic hallmarks of Robert Aldrich's direction and was panned by critics on its release in the mid 1970s. `Hustle' nevertheless remains a convincing study in human relationships and a conventional/unconventional genre stretching movie ahead of its time. A 5 star movie with deserved cult status and a must see for a good night in.

Miami Blues [DVD]
Miami Blues [DVD]
Dvd ~ Fred Ward

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alec Baldwins best movie to date, 24 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Miami Blues [DVD] (DVD)
An early Alec Baldwin movie and for my money (Glen Garry Glen Ross Cameo aside) his best to date. AB plays an ex con who uses a stolen detectives ID and gun to pull off heists in pursuit of his own short cut version to the American dream. Solid supporting cast especially his trusting/naive girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh) whom he takes along for the ride and the lugubrious detective played by the underrated Fred Ward who is trying to catch up with him. Catchy opening music score and an authentic B movie classic street feel to the Miami scenery throughout. Saw it several times on early HBO a thousand years ago so I cant comment on the present DVD format. A good movie though and well worth a look for Alec Baldwin fans. He should have done more like this.

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